I want to acknowledge the sadness felt by many in response to recent global and national events. It is devastating to witness the ongoing plight of so many, but it does make me value the achievements of our students and early and mid career researchers all the more. I commend you to read about six of our recent PhD graduates, and our Research Australia and Tall Poppy Awards finalists as they are all working to make the world a better place.

I also want to re-iterate our commitment, post the referendum, to our role in building a more equitable country and to continuing to stand as allies, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In extending our commitment to improving health outcomes for our Indigenous community, I am pleased to present the Agenda (below) for our upcoming All Members’ Day on Wed 29 November. We are looking forward to bringing together a range of internal and external speakers to assist in continuing our conversation about ways to strengthen our program of research with First Nations people. We hope you can join us for this important event.

A warm welcome to our latest IHT members

  • Julie Kos, Senior Lecture in Disability and Inclusion, DoH
  • Chioma Anidi, PhD Student, GLOBE
  • James Meroiti, Research Assistant, QPS
  • Michelle Jackson, Research Manager, GLOBE
  • Monique Hillenaar, Project Manager, GLOBE
  • Samira Mokhlesi, PhD Student, QPS
  • Tanya Druce, Research Fellow, QPS
  • Bolanle Olajide, PhD Student, DoH
  • Tarryn Armour, PhD Student, QPS
  • Monique Vermeulen, PhD Student, QPS
  • Sara Aryal, Lecturer in Nursing, QPS





Alfred Deakin Professor Anna Peeters, AM, CF, BSc(Hons), PhD, GAICD
Director, Institute for Health Transformation Professor of Epidemiology and Equity in Public Health, Deakin University

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